Rules of a Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are defined as promises we make to ourselves, annual, but never keep.  That may not be the official definition, but it should be.

Most of us make unrealistic plans that we break within a week, others make it a bit further (eight days), but the dream barely ever becomes reality.  Why is it so impossible for us to better ourselves?  This year I will attempt to keep my resolution.  I’m really going to try this time.  It’s funny I actually can’t remember any of the resolutions I’ve made in the past.  It’s strange, because I know I’ve made them I just don’t know what they were.  Maybe I kept one by accident.  I’ve yet to decide on a resolution, but when I do it will follow these rules.

  1. Make sure you’re not depending on someone else.  Doing it with a friend sounds like it will help, but if they cave you’ll cave or at least you’ll want to or feel its okay too.
  2. If you’re quitting something, remember that the more obstacles between you and your poison the better.  I gave up biting my nails for lent, a couple of times, but once I bit one without realising it was second nature, no thinking involved.
  3. If you’re taking on a new skill make sure it’s something you can afford and can get too regularly, you don’t want to lose on a technicality.
  4. Make sure it’s for the better.  This one’s obvious, don’t give up breathing or take up driving planes into buildings.
  5. Tell people what you’re doing.  A little encouragement will go a long way.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?  Have you ever had one that you kept?


One response

  1. Amy

    I dunno y it’s so tough 2 keep a new years resolution it always is now dat u mention it !!!! I haven’t tot of mine for dis year yet…gonna have 2 decide pretty soon 🙂

    December 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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